FRISKY FERRETS, FUZZIES, & FEATHERED FRIENDS RESCUE & SANCTUARY (F5RS)

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

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Location: 11836 South Ave Box #19 North Lima OH 44452 USA

Mission: F5RS (Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary) is dedicated to the practice and promotion of the idea that life is guaranteed to all healthy, sick, injured, or behaviorally unsound animals where medical and/or behavioral intervention can provide quality of life. At our facility, each animal receives individual consideration, regardless of health, age, prior abuse or trauma, or feral status. We provide care and treatment for all animals as needed, including veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, exercise, clicker training, and socialization with people and other animals.
Results: We have been able to find forever loving homes for many small mammals & rabbits and have been able to maintain and start new educational programs. We have also been able to exand our Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) program to be able to visit more people and start our SomeBunny to Read To children's reading program.
Target demographics: the educate on house rabbits and the care and health of small animals & parrots, and our therapy rabbits help the elderly in nursing homes, adult disabled, & children with autism.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Park Vista nursing home, Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Chapter, Beyond Expectations Speech Center, Fairhaven workshops, Gateways to Better Living
Geographic areas served: The Mahoning Valley area
Programs: Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) SomeBunny to Read To program Flat Jefe Adventures Be Bold for Bunnies Book Educational Hands-On Visits You and Your Bun Pet Classes Bunny Care Pet Classes Bunny Care the Sequel Pet Classes Grooming and Message for the Healthy Bun Pet Classes Bad Bunny? Pet Classes Bunny Athletes Pet Classes Parrot Nutrition and How to Provide it Pet Classes Clicker Training for Parrots Pet Classes Parrots of the Jungle Birthday Parties Bunnies are Best Birthday Parties Birds and Buns Combo Program Birthday Parties

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Sassy, founder of F5RS, for a couple years. I have seen how Sassy interacts with and loves these unwanted and abused (at times severely abused) bunnies and parrots. She loves, helps and protects each animal. She makes sure each adoption is a good match for both animal and human so the animal can have their forever happy, loving home. There are very few rescues like F5RS in our area and F5RS could use the help so they can help more unwanted and abused bunnies and parrots.
I can't say enough praises for F5RS or Sassy.

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I would highly recommend Ffive Rescue. Every animal in Sassy's care is treated with love, respect and great care. I have seen Sassy in action and am in total awe of her, her knowledge and her interaction with each rescue.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

F5RS is an organization with a compassionate, knowledgable staff and volunteer base that truly cares about the work they do. Those involved have years of experience running an animal rescue and make it part of their lifestyle, not just a side project. The board and staff are continually educating themselves and improving their methods. The organization is also deeply committed to public outreach and civil service. I am proud to be involved with F5RS, and believe it is a valuable organization, worthy of support.

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I would secure more funding do that operations could be expanded and improved even further.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Very helpful an knowledgable. More than willing to answer Any questions I have. Animals are well taken care of and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Wonderful job!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to F5RS several years ago at a business expo. It was the first time I had heard of certified therapy rabbits! Since I own a therapy practice with a variety of therapies, I asked them if they would like to join us for an upcoming family event. They did and have been volunteering their time and expertise on numerous other occasions--our annual Halloween party, story times, and our summer reading program, Some Bunny To Read To. The volunteers know and care so much about their animals, and the kids just love interacting with the bunnies!
Andrea Moore
Owner, Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have both volunteered and donated to this wonderful rescue. They are a small dedicated group of volunteers who take excellent care of the animals and educate the public on small animals and parrots. They engage in a wide variety of activities to help the animals, raise funds and provide education.

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Rating: 5 stars  

These people are utterly devoted to the well being of the animals in their care, and yours. The most knowledgeable I have come across in behavior, training, grooming, diet, bonding etc. And their homemade treat products are awesome too! I don't think you will find people that devote more time to the cause then they do! Sassy is the best!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The name of this site says it all.... Great Nonprofit. The director and volunteers do everything they possibly can for the animals they take in. The crew goes above and beyond what others do. I’ve adopted two bunnies from them and have directed friends to F5RS as well. All of my communication with this rescue has been pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend others to look into this group for their adoption needs. Truly a valuable resource to all animal welfare. Keep up the great work and thanks for your commitment…

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The best rescue I know! I've known F5RS for many years through the rabbit welfare network and I just wish I were closer geographically so I could adopt from them myself. Truly wonderful people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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When my husband and I were looking to adopt a rabbit, we looked far and wide. Though over an hour drive to F5RS, we decided to consider the rescue because we were impressed with the online posts highlighting rabbits currently available. Thorough and informative, the posts specified the rabbit's names, and they were not simply referred to by color or number.
Later, we were extremely impressed with the thoroughness of the adoption application, as it shows the care and concern the rescue has in finding responsible homes for their animals.
Because we had a rabbit in our home already, the director worked with us to find a companion of a good fit. The director's patience in rabbit introductions, answering general care questions and adapting to a schedule convenient for us, was more than we expected or could ask for.
The animals are very well cared for in this rescue. The facility is clean, the animals receive daily one-on-one attention and the volunteers are friendly and informative.
As a result, when it was time for our third rabbit, we went right back to F5RS.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known F5RS for over 3 years now. Sassy, the director, and her volunteers work tirelessly to provide the best in care for their rescues. Whether bird, bunny, degu or ferret, all animals are loved and cared for. Those who cannot be rehomed due to illness or behavior can live their lives in gentle sanctuary. F5 struggles to be self-supporting. They do not depend on donations to survive, but donations would certainly help make their efforts easier. I heartily recommend F5 RS to anyone looking for a pet or looking for a charity they can support without question.

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